The settings and characters in Frank Herbert's Dune are so vivid, it's hard to do justice to them on the screen. But looking at these amazing "speed-paintings" by concept artist Mark Molnar is enough to make you wish they'd try again.

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Writes Molnar:

I was always a big fan of the world of the original Dune book, so I thought it could be a really fun side project to develop some concepts for it.

Check out some of our favorite images below, and the rest at the link. [Mark Molnar Blog, via Tor.com]

Sandworm Watchers

Arrival of the Fremen

The Baron

Atreides Palace

Sardaukar

Composition thumbnails

Atreides City Market

Underground Fremen Ruins

Harkonnen Battle Droid

Arrakis Slums